Looking closer, Google dedicated nearly a quarter (24 percent) of its money this year on the enterprise sector with a notable emphasis on data.
The portfolio welcomed a few new players into the fold, including big data wunderkind Cloudera, big data exploration platform MapD, and - wait for it - data analytics infrastructure firm Kensho. (Not to mention Datafox, DataPad and Datanyze, among others.)
Online payroll startup ZenPayoll was said to have saved "thousands of small businesses" up to $1.5 billion in annual payroll through its services this year.
Additionally, approximately eight million people were have said to signed up and connected through cloud-based video conferencing service UberConference.
But a larger bulk of the funds (36 percent) went to the life sciences and health - a vertical known to be a favorite at the Mountain View, Calif.-based company with the recent launches of the anti-aging project Calico along with other data-driven services.
Software maker Flatiron Health, for example, was touted to support treatment for about one in five active cancer patients in the United States. One Medical, a growing chain of tech-savvy medical collectives in metropolitan areas, was boasted to have saved its paid members five million minutes (or 80,000 hours) in 2014 by starting appointments on time.